Catalogue of the papers of Barbara Mary Crampton Pym (1913-80)

University of Oxford, Bodleian Library

Angela Carritt, Judith Priestman, Timothy Rogers

1996

Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Literary papers and notebooks
    A.1  Papers relating to particular works
    A.2  Literary notebooks, 1948-79
    A.3  Miscellaneous literary papers
B    Diaries, and a memoir, 1932-79
C    Correspondence
D    Miscellaneous papers
Index


Papers of Barbara Mary Crampton Pym (1913-80)

Abstract:
Papers of Barbara Mary Crampton Pym (1913-80), novelist.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Pym 1-178

Extent: 178 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Barbara Mary Crampton Pym was born in Oswestry on 2 June 1913, the elder of two daughters of a Shropshire solicitor, Frederic Pym and his wife, Irena. Precociously talented as a writer, Pym read English at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, where she began keeping an extensive diary-chronicle of her social and romantic life, episodes from which inspired some of her later novels. After gaining a second class degree in 1934, she began work on Some Tame Gazelle, for Henry Harvey ('Lorenzo'/'Gabriel') with whom she had fallen in love while an undergraduate.

Between 1935 and 1950 Pym wrote several short stories (a form which she disliked) and the novels Civil to Strangers, Gervase and Flora, Crampton Hodnet and most of Excellent Women, before Some Tame Gazelle was published by Jonathan Cape in 1950. A decade of popularity followed with the appearance of Excellent Women (1952), Jane and Prudence (1953), Less than angels (1955), and A Glass of Blessings (1958), before Pym's style and subject matter became unfashionable in the 1960s. When Cape refused to publish An Unsuitable attachment in 1963, Pym entered a fifteen year period of literary neglect until Philip Larkin and Lord David Cecil named her as the most underrated writer of the twentieth century in an article in the Times Literary Supplement on 21 January 1977. Quartet in Autumn was published on 1 September 1977 and marked the beginning of a renaissance for Pym, who had the satisfaction of seeing Quartet in Autumn short-listed for the Booker Prize, and several of her earlier novels reissued before her death from cancer on 11 January 1980.

Scope and Content

Barbara Pym's papers include the manuscripts of published and unpublished novels and short stories, literary papers, notebooks, diaries and correspondence. Loose leaves removed from some of the bound volumes, including notes and drafts for novels, are in MS. Pym 99.

Acquisition

Unless otherwise stated, the papers (together with published translations, catalogued as [pr. bk.] 25615 e. 17194, 25617 e. 12567-9) were given by Hilary Walton, 1980, and Robert Smith, 1981.

A    Literary papers and notebooks

A.1   Papers relating to particular works

Shelfmarks: MSS. Pym 1-39


Manuscript fair copy of 'Young Men in Fancy Dress', Aug. 1929-Apr. 1930
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 1
Extent: ii + 269 pages

Scope and Content:

Dedicated to 'H.D.M.G.' [Hugh Dewi Morgan Griffith, of Pwllheli, Gwynedd].


Typescript fair copy of early draft of Some Tame Gazelle (1950), begun July 1934?
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 2/1-2
Extent: iii + 604 leaves, foliated in one sequence

Notebook containing 'Notes for Some Tame Gazelle. Second Version', Aug. 1945
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 3
Extent: 41 leaves, 20-36 blank

Scope and Content:

With (fols, 41v-37 rev.) miscellaneous memoranda, 1944.


Typescript printer's copy of Some Tame Gazelle
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 4
Extent: ii + 303 leaves

Typescript fair copy of Civil to Strangers (1987), written 1936?
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 5
Extent: iv + 362 leaves

Three notebooks, begun 10 Mar. 1938
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 6/1-3
Extent: i + 252 leaves, 193-252 blank, foliated in one sequence

Scope and Content:

Contains manuscript draft of a novel provisionally titled 'Beatrice Wyatt' or 'The Lumber Room' or 'Tablet on the Wall', set in Oxford.


Typescript and manuscript draft of 'Gervase and Flora' (1987), written 1937-8?
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 7
Extent: III + i + 217 leaves

Scope and Content:

With manuscript corrections.


Unfinished manuscript draft of 'Home Front Novel' ( Civil to Strangers, 1987), written Oct. 1939
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 8
Extent: i + 171 leaves

Manuscript continuation of 'Home Front Novel' [MS. Pym 8]
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 9
Extent: 70 leaves, 27a-69 blank

Scope and Content:

Written on leaves (originally numbered 171-95) loosely inserted in wrappers inscribed 'Sandra, Oxford, 1933'

Note: cf. MSS. Pym 101-3

Typescript draft of Crampton Hodnet (1985), written 1939-40?
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 10
Extent: 302 leaves

Scope and Content:

With manuscript corrections and additions.


Notebook containing unfinished manuscript draft of a short story titled 'Something To Remember', begun 14 June 1940
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 11
Extent: 70 leaves

Four notebooks containing manuscript drafts of 'So Very Secret: A Spy Novel', ( Civil to Strangers 1987), begun 14 Sept. 1941
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 12/1-4
i + 227 leaves, foliated in one sequence

Notebook containing manuscript notes and drafts, n.d., for Excellent Women (1952)
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 13
Extent: 34 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 33v-34) diary notes for Cornish Holiday, 1948, in Hilary Walton's hand.


Notebook containing manuscript draft of Excellent Women, begun 19 Feb. 1949
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 14
Extent: 77 leaves

Typescript printer's copy of Excellent Women
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 15
Extent: 307 leaves

Manuscript drafts, 26 Apr. 1953, of passages in Less Than Angels (1955)
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 16
Extent: 36 leaves

Notebook containing manuscript notes and drafts for A Glass of Blessings (1958)
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 17
Extent: i + 54 leaves

Scope and Content:

Pym has annotated the title-page, 'The Lime Tree Bower (afterwards called A Glass of Blessings)'.


Three notebooks containing manuscript notes and drafts, begun 23 Oct. 1957, for No Fond Return of Love (1961)
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 18/1-3
Extent: iii + 71, 25, i + 61 leaves

Seven notebooks containing a manuscript draft of An Unsuitable attachment (1982), begun Aug. 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 19/1-7
iii + 316 leaves, foliated in one sequence

Notebook containing short notes and drafts of passages for An Unsuitable Attachment, 1962-70, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 20
Extent: i + 40 leaves

Typescript of An Unsuitable Attachment, with manuscript corrections
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 21
Extent: ii + 272 leaves

Several typescript and manuscript drafts, some incomplete, of An academic Question (1986), written c.1965-71
Shelfmark: MSS. Pym 22-3
Extent: i + 147, 189 leaves

Notebook containing notes on, and revisions of passages in the above drafts (MSS. Pym 22-3), n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 24
Extent: 32 leaves, 19-32 blank

Typescript early draft of The Sweet Dove Died (1978), c.1968, with a few manuscript corrections
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 25
Extent: i + 147 leaves

Notebook containing miscellaneous notes
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 26
Extent: 39 leaves

Scope and Content:

Mainly relates to A Few Green Leaves, though possibly for the 'Tariff of Malpractice' since the title page is annotated 'T of M', 1963-8.


Typescript draft and (MS. Pym 28) incomplete carbon copy of The Sweet Dove Died
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 27
Extent: 86, 78 leaves

Scope and Content:

With a few manuscript corrections in each copy.


Incomplete typescript and manuscript draft of The Sweet Dove Died, with some notes
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 29
Extent: i + 106 leaves

Typescript printer's copy of The Sweet Dove Died, with manuscript corrections.
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 30
Extent: vi + 149 leaves

Notebooks containing two different manuscript drafts, 1973, 1974, of the beginning of Quartet in Autumn (1977)
Shelfmark: MSS. Pym 31-2
Extent: iv + 78, 14 leaves

Typescript and manuscript notes and drafts of various passages in Quartet in Autumn
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 33
Extent: 105 leaves

Typescript draft of Quartet in Autumn, with manuscript corrections
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 34
Extent: 117 leaves

Notebook containing notes and drafts for An Academic Question
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 35/1
Extent: i + 43 leaves

Notebook containing notes and drafts
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 35/2
Extent: i + 38 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (pp. 1-7) Quartet in Autumn
  • (pp. 8-38) A Few Green Leaves

Notebook containing notes and drafts for A Few Green Leaves
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 35/3
Extent: iv + 31 leaves

Carbon copy typescript of first draft of A Few Green Leaves,with a few manuscript corrections
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 36
Extent: 151 leaves

Partial second draft of A Few Green Leaves
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 37
Extent: i + 77 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises an incomplete typescript copy of the first draft, with substantial amendments in manuscript, and typescript notes, n.d., and includes:

  • (fol. 42) a leaf from An Academic Question
  • (fol. 43) notes [for a talk?]
  • (fols. 52-60) drafts possibly from The Sweet Dove Died

Typescript third draft of A Few Green Leaves
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 38
Extent: 194 leaves

Scope and Content:

With manuscript amendments and notes, n.d, with (fol. 180) a letter to K.C. Jordan from Barbara Pym relating to Africa, 1966.


Typescript printer's copy of A Few Green Leaves
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 39
Extent: 178 leaves

A.2   Literary notebooks, 1948-79

Shelfmarks: MSS. Pym 40-82


Scope and Content:

The notebooks contain notes for novels, diary entries, miscellaneous memoranda and household accounts.


I, 1948-9
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 40
Extent: 32 leaves

II, 1950
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 41
Extent: 43 leaves

III, 1951-2
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 42
Extent: 28 leaves

IV, 1952-3
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 43
Extent: 35 leaves

V, 1953-4
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 44
Extent: 41 leaves

VI, 1954
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 45
Extent: 38 leaves

VII, 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 46
Extent: 41 leaves

VIII, 1955-6
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 47
Extent: i + 32 leaves

IX, 1956
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 48
Extent: 29 leaves

X, 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 49
Extent: i + 31 leaves

XI, 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 50
Extent: i + 25 leaves

XII, 1958
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 51
Extent: i + 26 leaves

XIII, 1958-9
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 52
Extent: i + 27 leaves

XIV, 1959-60
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 53
Extent: i + 26 leaves

XV, 1960
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 54
Extent: i + 26 leaves

XVI, 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 55
Extent: i + 34 leaves

XVII, 1962
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 56
Extent: 26 leaves

XVIII, 1962-3
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 57
Extent: 25 leaves

XIX, 1963-4
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 58
Extent: i + 36 leaves

XX, 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 59
Extent: i + 19 leaves

XXI, 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 60
Extent: i + 11 leaves

XXII, 1965
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 61
Extent: i + 23 leaves

XXIII, 1965-6
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 62
Extent: i + 22 leaves

XXIV, 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 63
Extent: ii + 25 leaves

XXV, 1967
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 64
Extent: ii + 16 leaves

XXVI, 1967-8
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 65
Extent: i + 32 leaves

XXVII, 1968, 1969-70
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 66
Extent: i + 44 leaves

XXVIII, 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 67
Extent: i + 31 leaves

XXIX, 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 68
Extent: i + 29 leaves

XXX, 1971
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 69
Extent: i + 28 leaves

XXXI, 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 70
Extent: i + 18 leaves

XXXII, 1972-3
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 71
Extent: i + 24 leaves

XXXIII, 1973-4
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 72
Extent: i + 19 leaves

XXXIV, 1974-5
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 73
Extent: i + 26 leaves

XXXV, 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 74
Extent: i + 29 leaves

XXXVI, 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 75
Extent: i + 30 leaves

XXXVII, 1976-7
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 76
Extent: ii + 21 leaves

XXXVIII, 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 77
Extent: i + 28 leaves

XXXIX, 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 78
Extent: i + 29 leaves

XL, 1977-8
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 79
Extent: i + 28 leaves

XLI, 1978-9
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 80
Extent: i + 30 leaves

XLII, 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 81
Extent: i + 25 leaves

XLIII, 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 82
Extent: i + 28 leaves

A.3   Miscellaneous literary papers

Shelfmarks: MSS. Pym 83-100


Commonplace book, Oxford, 1934
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 83
Extent: i + 96 leaves

Notebook containing miscellaneous extracts, notes and drafts, 1945
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 84
Extent: i + 98 leaves, 16-98 blank

Notebook, 1966 and 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 85
Extent: i + 35 leaves, 9-35 blank

Scope and Content:

Contains miscellaneous extracts, notes and drafts, title page annotated by Pym 'Creatures of Habit...or Too Many Mothers, The Flying Termites (also the T of M or a Variation of It)'.


Notebooks containing miscellaneous extracts, notes and drafts
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 86/1-2
Extent: 1 leaf, i + 10 leaves

Notebook dated Oct. 1976, containing miscellaneous extracts, notes and drafts from 'Home Front Novel' ( Civil to Strangers, 1987)
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 87
Extent: 30 leaves, 11-30 blank

Notebook, 1978-9, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 88
Extent: i + 48 leaves, 20-45 blank

Scope and Content:

Contains miscellaneous extracts, notes and drafts for:

  • (fols. 1-2) 'Across a Crowded Room' (1979)
  • (fols. 3-5, 7-9, 13-17) book reviews, 1978, n.d.
  • (fols. 5v-6) 'Desert Island Discs'
  • (fols. 10-12) 'The Christmas Visit', 1978
  • (fol. 18) 'The Day Room', n.d.
  • (fol. 19) 'A Year in West Oxfordshire', 1979

Notebook containing a chronology of the 19th century, 1803-1890s, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 89
Extent: i + 85 leaves

Scope and Content:

With cuttings and notes inserted.


Notebooks containing miscellaneous extracts, notes and drafts, n.d.
Shelfmark: MSS. Pym 90-1
Extent: i + 16, 22 (10-22 blank) leaves

Short stories, mainly unpublished and undated typescripts and manuscripts
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 92
Extent: 277 leaves
Arrangement: MSS. Pym 92-4 are arranged alphabetically by first word of title in one sequence
Note: Typescript unless otherwise stated

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-29) 'Across a Crowded Room', fair copy, draft with notes, and printed copy from The New Yorker (1979)
  • (fols. 30-50) 'An Afternoon Visit', two copies
  • (fols. 51-70) 'Back to St. Petersburg'
  • (fols. 71-92) 'The Christmas Visit', Church Times, fair copy and draft with notes (1987)
  • (fols. 93-126) 'The Day the Music Came', three draft copies
  • (fols. 127-8), 'A Dish of Bones', manuscript fragment
  • (fols 129-65) 'The English Ladies', draft and fair copies
  • (fols. 166-99) 'A Few Days Before Winter', two copies
  • (fols. 200-28) 'The Funeral', two copies
  • (fols 229-44) 'The German Baron'
  • (fols. 245-61) 'Goodbye, Balkan Capital' ( Civil to Strangers, 1987)
  • (fols. 262-77) 'A Letter from My Love'

Notebook containing manuscript draft of a short story, 'The Love of a Good Woman'
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 93
Extent: 18 leaves

Short stories, mainly unpublished and undated typescripts and manuscripts
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 94
Extent: 301 leaves
Arrangement: MSS. Pym 92-4 are arranged alphabetically by first word of title in one sequence
Note: Typescript unless otherwise stated

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-15) 'Mothers and Fathers'
  • (fols. 16-30) 'A Painted Heart'
  • (fols 31-57) 'The Pilgrimage', two copies
  • (fols. 58-75) 'Poor Mildred'
  • (fols. 76-117, 121-131) 'The Rich Man in His Castle', two drafts and a final version
  • (fols. 118-20) partial draft of 'A Few Days in Winter'
  • (fols. 132-48) 'A Sister's Love'
  • (fols. 149-204) 'So, Some Tempestuous Morn' ( Civil to Strangers, 1987), three copies of a draft and early version
  • (fols. 205-17) 'The Table', two copies
  • (fols. 218-29) 'They Never Write'
  • (fols 230-46) 'Trivial Rounds and Common Tasks', manuscript
  • (fols 247-59) 'The Unfinished Flower'
  • (fols. 260-9) 'Unpast Alps'
  • (fols. 270-91) 'The Unusual Ornament'
  • (fols. 292-300) 'The White Elephant' (formerly entitled 'The Jumble Sale')

Typescripts of radio broadcasts and scripts for Excellent Women, submitted to the BBC, 1952
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 95
Extent: i + 119 leaves

Typescripts of radio broadcasts and scripts submitted to the BBC, 1949-78
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 96
Extent: 230 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 2-15) 'Finding a Voice' (1978)
  • (fols. 16-19) 'How I Distempered a Room'
  • (fols. 20-97) No Fond Return of Love (1965)
  • (fols. 98-104) 'The Novelist's Voice'
  • (fols. 105-52) 'Parrots Eggs: An Anthropological Comedy', two copies of a play
  • (fols. 153-66) 'The Rectory', a play
  • (fols. 167-92) 'She' by H. Rider Haggard, abridged by Pym, two copies
  • (fols. 193-229) 'Something to Remember', two copies of a play

Notebook containing manuscript fair copies of 'The Works of B.M.C. Pym, Poetry and prose', 1931
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 97
Extent: iv + 161 pages, 72-161 blank

Miscellaneous papers, 1922-79
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 98
Extent: 129 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (fols. 1-12) programme, libretto and photographs of the cast of an 'opera' by Barbara Pym, 'The Magic Diamond', 1922
  • (fols. 21, 23) copy and original of her birth certificate
  • (fols 41-55) notes, drafts and correspondence as assistant editor of Africa, 1970-3, n.d.
  • (fols. 56-123) texts of autobiographical talks and articles with related correspondence, 1953-79

Miscellaneous papers, 1973, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 99
Extent: i + 173 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (fols. 1-2) two poems by Barbara Pym, 1973, n.d.
  • (fols. 3-53) notes and drafts for short stories
  • (fols. 54-148) loose leaves removed from bound volumes in the collection (listed on fol. i)

Printed material, 1944-60,
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 100
Extent: 76 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (fols. 1-12) agreements with Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1949-60
  • (fols. 13-76) miscellaneous items, c.1944-57, including (fols. 49-75) programmes for performances of operas in Naples, 1944-5
  • (fol. 76) a map of Rome

B   Diaries, and a memoir, 1932-79


Scope and Content:

Some of the early volumes inscribed 'Sandra', or 'The Saga of Sandra'; the diaries for 1932-45 contain journal entries (with many gaps), the remainder contain mainly engagements.


Jan. 1932-Sept. 1933
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 101
Extent: i + 93 leaves

Oct. 1933-June 1934
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 102
Extent: i + 97 leaves

June 1934-Aug. 1938
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 103
Extent: i + 131 leaves, 77-122 blank

1938
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 104
Extent: i + 201 leaves

1939
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 105
Extent: i + 201 leaves

1940
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 106
Extent: i + 64 leaves

1941
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 107
Extent: i + 112 leaves

Jan.-May 1943
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 108
Extent: i + 76 leaves

June-Nov. 1943
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 109
Extent: 107 leaves

Sept. 1944-Mar./Apr. 1945
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 110
Extent: i + 42 leaves

1945
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 111
Extent: i + 105 leaves

1946
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 112
Extent: i + 61 leaves

1947
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 113
Extent: i + 69 leaves

1948
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 114
Extent: i + 64 leaves

1949
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 115
Extent: i + 72 leaves

1950
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 116
Extent: i + 65 leaves

1951
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 117
Extent: i + 65 leaves

1952
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 118
Extent: i + 65 leaves

1953
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 119
Extent: i + 73 leaves

1954
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 120
Extent: i + 71 leaves

1955
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 121
Extent: i + 68 leaves

1956
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 122
Extent: i + 69 leaves

1957
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 123
Extent: i + 69 leaves

1958
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 124
Extent: i + 69 leaves

1959
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 125
Extent: i + 86 leaves

1960
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 126
Extent: i + 85 leaves

1961
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 127
Extent: i + 85 leaves

1962
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 128
Extent: i + 83 leaves

1963
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 129
Extent: i + 85 leaves

1964
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 130
Extent: i + 85 leaves

1965
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 131
Extent: i + 85 leaves

1966
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 132
Extent: i + 86 leaves

1967
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 133
Extent: i + 85 leaves

1968
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 134
Extent: i + 73 leaves

1969
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 135
Extent: i + 73 leaves

1970
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 136
Extent: i + 73 leaves

1971
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 137
Extent: i + 73 leaves

1972
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 138
Extent: i + 75 leaves

1973
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 139
Extent: i + 74 leaves

1974
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 140
Extent: i + 75 leaves

1975
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 141
Extent: i + 73 leaves

1976
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 142
Extent: i + 73 leaves

1977
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 143
Extent: i + 74 leaves

1978
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 144
Extent: i + 73 leaves

1979
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 145
Extent: i + 73 leaves

Reflections by Barbara Pym concerning herself and Julian Amery, c.1939-51
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 146
Extent: 29 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fol. 29) an envelope containing a pressed flower and a blue handkerchief.

C   Correspondence

Arrangement: Letters to Barbara Pym (MSS. Pym 147-62) arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with some letters and copies of letters from her.

Correspondence, 1937-79
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 147
Extent: 188 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (fols. 1-50) letters from, and newspaper cuttings concerning Julian Amery, 1937-48, n.d.
  • (fols 70-94) correspondence with Tullia Blundo, 1977-8
  • (fols. 95-169) correspondence with the BBC, 1949-79
  • (fols. 170-88) correspondence with Curtis Brown Ltd., 1953-5

Correspondence, 1952-79, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 148
Extent: 117 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • (fols. 1-16) letters from Lord David Cecil, 1953-79
  • (fols. 17-27) typescript radio broadcast, 'Off the Record', n.d.
  • (fols. 28-63) letters from Alan R. Davis, 1945-6
  • (fols. 82-117) letters from, and relating to Daniel George (of Jonathan Cape Ltd.), 1952-64, n.d.

Letters from Rupert Gleadow, May-Sept. 1932
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 149
Extent: 139 leaves

Letters from Rupert Gleadow, Oct. 1932-40,
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 150
Extent: 200 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 122-200) correspondence with the International African Institute, 1966-79, including (fols. 168-83, 188-200) typescript proofs of 'Africa' indexes, 1977-9.


Letters from Philip Larkin, 1961-76
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 151
Extent: 155 leaves

Scope and Content:

With:

  • (fols. 100-111) T. S. Eliot. Poet 1888-1965 [memorial service pamphlet]
  • (fols. 121-55) Oxford Writers 1914-1977: An Exhibition Held at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, October 1977-March, [1978]

Letters from Philip Larkin, 1977-9, n.d.,
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 152
Extent: 109 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 94-109) newspaper cuttings.


Letters, 1934-41
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 153
Extent: 202 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-24) from Donald Liddell, 1940-1
  • (fols. 25-153) from J.R. Liddell, 1934-6, including
    • (fols. 130-2, 139-43) letters from Henry Harvey [1935/6, n.d.]
  • (fols. 154-97) to J. R. Liddell from Barbara Pym and Ivy Compton-Burnett, 1936-40

With:

  • (fols. 198-202) an account by J. R. Liddell of his friendship with Barbara Pym, 1981

Letters from J. R. Liddell, 1937-8
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 154
Extent: 111 leaves

Letters from J. R. Liddell, 1938-49
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 155
Extent: 137 leaves

Letters from J. R. Liddell, 1950-9
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 156
Extent: 87 leaves

Letters from J. R. Liddell, 1960-9
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 157
Extent: 137 leaves

Letters from J. R. Liddell, 1970-9, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 158
Extent: 225 leaves

Scope and Content:

With:

  • (fols. 167-98) correspondence with The New Yorker, 1978-9, including
    • (fols. 181-91) proof of 'Across a Crowded Room'
  • (fols 199-216) the Oxford Mail and Times, 1978, including
    • (fols. 201, 205-11, 214-15) reviews by Barbara Pym
    • (fols. 11-17, 219-25) reviews by Hilary Walton, 1977-8

Correspondence, 1962-79, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 159/1-5
Extent: 184 leaves and 4 items

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-111) correspondence with Richard Roberts, 1962-78, n.d.
  • (fols. 112-83) correspondence with the Romantic Novelists Association including miscellaneous papers, 1974-9
  • (MS. Pym 159/2-5) opera programmes, 1964-5, kept by Barbara Pym with the letters from Richard Roberts

Letters from R.S. Smith, 1953-70
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 160
Extent: 170 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 149-53) 'How Pleasant to Know Miss Pym', by Robert Smith.

Acquisition: Given by R.S. Smith, 1981

Letters from R.S. Smith, 1971-9, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 161
Extent: 117 leaves
Acquisition: Given by R.S. Smith, 1981

Letters from Barbara Pym to R.S. Smith, 1952-69
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 162/1
Extent: 90 leaves
Acquisition: Given by R.S. Smith, 1981

Letters from Barbara Pym to R.S. Smith, 1970-9
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 162/2
78 leaves Acquisition: Given by R.S. Smith, 1981

Letters, 1951-79
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 162/3
Extent: 76 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-21) from Elizabeth Taylor (novelist), 1951-68
  • (fols 22-67) from Margaret and Roger Till, with poems by Roger Till, 1976-9
  • (fols. 68-76) from The Times, 1977-8, including (fols. 70-2) article titled, 'Only a Novel - Some Personal Reflections'

Correspondence with publishers and literary agents, 1935-77
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 163/1-2
Extent: 368 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes some royalty statements, newspapers cuttings and letters, concerning:

  • (163/1, fols. 43-8, 53-127) Some Tame Gazelle, 1935-50
  • (163/1, fols. 128-217) Excellent Women, 1951-60
  • (163/2, fols. 218-73) Jane and Prudence, 1953-60
  • (163/2, fols 274-366) Less Than Angels, 1955-77

Correspondence with publishers and literary agents, 1957-73,
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 164
Extent: 242 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes some royalty statements and letters, concerning:

  • (fols. 1-62) A Glass of Blessings, 1957-62
  • (fols. 65-126) No Fond Return of Love, 1959-66
  • (fols. 127-65) An Unsuitable Attachment, 1963-6
  • (fols. 167-235) The Sweet Dove Died, 1968-73

Correspondence with publishers, 1969-80
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 165
Extent: 165 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes agreements, newspaper cuttings and letters, concerning:

  • (fols. 1-60) The Sweet Dove Died, 1969-79
  • (fols. 62-145) Quartet in Autumn, 1976-9
  • (fols. 146-65) A Few Green Leaves, 1979-80

Correspondence, 1967-80
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 166
Extent: 211 leaves

Scope and Content:

With:

  • (fols. 1-160) Jonathan Cape Ltd. and Macmillan & Co., 1967-80
  • (fols. 161-211) Dutton (New York), 1978-9

General correspondence, 1934-56
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 167
Extent: 179 leaves
Arrangement: Chronological by year, and alphabetically within each year.

Correspondence as MS. Pym 167 above, 1957-75
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 168
Extent: 109 leaves

Correspondence as MS. Pym 167 above, 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 169
Extent: 199 leaves

Correspondence as MS. Pym 167 above, 1977
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 170
Extent: 55 leaves

Correspondence as MS. Pym 167 above, 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 171
Extent: 199 leaves

Correspondence as MS. Pym 167 above, 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 172
Extent: 86 leaves

Correspondence as MS. Pym 167 above, 1979-80, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 173
Extent: 233 leaves

D    Miscellaneous papers


Typescript thesis (tesi di laurea, University of Pisa) by Tullia Blundo, 'La narrativa di Barbara Pym', 1977-8
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 174
Extent: iv + 201 leaves

Scope and Content:

Inscribed by the author to Barbara Pym.


Abstract in English of the above thesis (MS. Pym 174) by R.S. Smith, 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 174*
Extent: 6 leaves

Card catalogue of Barbara Pym's library, compiled by Hilary Walton, 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 175 = Res.
Extent: 579 leaves
Restrictions on Access: Access closed. Use copy (MS. Pym 175*) for consultation

Photocopy of the above card catalogue (MS. Pym 175)
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 175*
Restrictions on Access: This copy to be used for consultation

Photocopies of typescript of reminiscences of Pym by M. and R. Till, 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 176
Extent: 4 leaves
Acquisition: Given by M. & R. Till, 1987

Ephemera from the Barbara Pym Society, 1993-5
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 177
Extent: 13 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, 1993-5

Miscellaneous papers
Shelfmark: MS. Pym 178
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises:

  • (item 1) [offprint] 'The View in Winter: The Theme of Old Age in Contemporary English Fiction', by Patricia Shaw (Universidad de Laguna, 1982)
  • (item 2) audiotape of Radio 4 broadcast, 'The World of Barbara Pym', 16. Sept. 1984
  • (item 3) [offprint] printed copy of 'Barbara Pym: The Jane Austen of Our Day', by Patricia Shaw (Universidad de la Laguna, 1988)
  • (item 4) printed copy of 'No Thankless Task: Barbara Pym as Indexer', by Hazel Holt, The Indexer (Oct. 1987), pp.236-7
  • (item 5) typescript of English summary of degree thesis by Laura Serratrice, [1996]

Index

    ABBOTT (Dorothea M.)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, with articles, 1977-9
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 1-30
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 1-28
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 1

    ACLAND (Alice) see WIGNALL (Anne)

    AFRICA
        Correspondence and papers concerning the journal Africa, 1966, 1973
            MS. Pym 38, fol. 180
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 41-55

    ALLEN (Douglas R.)
         Letter to Barbara Pym, 1952
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 83

    AMERY (Julian) Baron Amery of Lustleigh, 1919-96
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1937-48, n.d.
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 1-35
        Newspaper cuttings concerning, 1939-48, n.d.
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 37-50
        Personal papers of Barbara Pym relating to, c.1939-51
            MS. Pym 146

    ANSLOW (Isabel M.)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1962
            MS. Pym 168, fols. 41-2

    ANTHONY (S. Gertrude)
        Job references for Barbara Pym, [1934]
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 2-4a

    ARDENER (Edwin) 1927-87
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 34

    ASSOCIATED BRITISH PICTURE CORPORATION
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1951
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 76-7

    ATKIN (Frances)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950-79
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 16, 159
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 82
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 35-7
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 29-30
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 2-4

    ATKINS (Guy)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 38

    BAKER (Denys Val) 1917-84
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 173-4

    BALL (Cecil Arthur Stewart Luxmoore), see LUXMOORE-BALL (Cecil Arthur Stewart)

    BARBARA PYM SOCIETY
        Papers relating to the Barbara Pym Society, 1994-5
            MS. Pym 177

    BARBER (Giles Gaudard) 1930-
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 39-40

    BARNABY (Felicity)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 42
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 31-4

    BARNICOT (Elizabeth)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950-77
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 17-19, 84-6, 160
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 43-4

    BARTLETT (Francis John)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1954
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 152-4

    BARTON (Phillipa)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 37-8

    BAYLEY (John Oliver) 1925-2015
        Letter to Philip Larkin concerning Barbara Pym, [1977]
            MS. Pym 152, fols. 10-11

    BEAUMONT (Nancy)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 39-42

    BENNETT (Mary Letitia Somerville) 1913-
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 45

    BERTRAM ROTA LTD.
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 20-2

    BIGGS (Mary)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950-77
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 23
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 45

    BINDING (Paul)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1975
            MS. Pym 168, fols. 103-5

    BION (Francesca)
        Letter to Hilary Walton, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 46

    BLISS (Kathleen Mary Amelia) 1908-89
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 48

    BLISS (Rupert Geoffrey) 1905-
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 46-8
            MS. Pym 172, fol. 84

    BLUNDO (Tullia)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 70-94
        'La Narrativa di Barbara Pym', thesis, with an abstract in English, 1977-8
            MSS. Pym 174-174*

    BLYTHE (Ronald George) 1922-
        Correspondence and papers, 1979, relating to Pym's, 'A Year In West Oxfordshire'
            MS. Pym 88, fol. 19
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 91-101
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 205

    BOLL (Theophilus E.M.)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1979-80
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 8-13, 169

    BOND (Ann)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 49-51
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 49-50

    BOSTON UNIVERSITY Mugar Memorial Library
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 23-5

    BOULTON (Thomas Oswald) 1910-
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 52-5

    BOULTON (Toby) see BOULTON (Thomas Oswald)

    BRADY (Dora C.)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, n.d.
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 18

    BRIAN (Margaret), see BRYAN (Margaret)

    BRISE (Barbara Ruggles), see RUGGLES-BRISE (Barbara)

    BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1949-79
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 95-169
            MS. Pym 163/1, fols. 161, 164, 173-5
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 127

    BROOKES (Pam)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1951
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 74

    BROWN (Paula)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1952
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 88

    BROWNRIGG (Dorothy)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1978-9
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 51-2
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 15-16

    BRYAN (Margaret)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950, 1977
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 24
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 65-6

    BUNTING (Daniel George) 1890-1967
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1952-64, with correspondence relating to a fund for him, 1963-4
            MS. Pym 148, fols. 82-117
            MS. Pym 163/1, fols. 131, 134, 137
            MS. Pym 163/2, fols. 218a-219, 274-8, 285
            MS. Pym 164, fols. 1-4, 12, 66, 78-9, 87

    BURNETT (Dame Ivy Compton), see COMPTON-BURNETT (Dame Ivy)

    BURTON (Betty)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 43

    CAPE (Jonathan) publishers
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1949-80
            MS. Pym 100, fols. 1-12
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 178-81
            MS. Pym 148, fols. 81-117
            MS. Pym 163/1, fols. 17-21, 45-7, 54-217
            MS. Pym 163/2
            MS. Pym 164, fols. 1-133, 166-9
            MS. Pym 165, fols. 63-9
            MS. Pym 166, fols. 1-159
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 168
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 206

    CASE (Jean)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1978-9
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 58-61
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 207-8

    CATCHPOLE (Marjorie)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 74-5
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 63

    CAVENDISH (Clare)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1974-9
            MS. Pym 159/1, fols. 112-13, 117, 139-41, 144, 150

    CECIL (Lord Edward Christian David Gascoyne) 1902-86
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1953-79
            MS. Pym 148, fols. 1-16

    CECIL (Lady Rachel)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1961
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 33

    CHILCOTT (Joyce)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950-78
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 26, 91-4, 169
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 77-87
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 64-8

    CHURCH TIMES
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym with manuscript notes and typescript short story, 'The Christmas Visit', 1977-8
            MS. Pym 88, fols. 10-12
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 71-92
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 199-200
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 190-9

    CLARKE MCKENNA (Neva), see MCKENNA (Neva Clarke)

    CLEMENS (Cyril)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1979, with Mark Twain Journal, Vol. XIX, No. 3, Winter 1978-9
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 17-30

    COLE (Margaret)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 90-2
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 72-3

    COLLIM (Marianne)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, n.d.
            MS. Pym 159/1, fol. 176

    COMPTON-BURNETT (Dame Ivy) 1884-1969
        Letters to and from, 1940-50
            MS. Pym 153, fols. 192-7
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 27

    COOMBS (J.R. Monaghan), see MONAGHAN-COOMBS (J.R.)

    COOPER (Louise Field)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 74-5

    CRAMPTON (Tom) pseud., see Pym (Barbara Mary Crampton)

    CRAWFORD (Mary)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 94
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 76-8

    CURLING (Audrey)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 159/1, fol. 133

    CURRIE (Ailsa)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 95-6

    D'ARCY (John E?)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 32-3

    DAVIS (Alan R.)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1945-77
            MS. Pym 148, fols. 28-63
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 28, 96-7
            MS. Pym 170, fol. 54

    DE MARNEY (Derrick)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1953
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 136

    DICTIONARY OF INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHY, see INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL CENTRE

    DUNSTAN (Jean C.)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 112-14

    EDEN (Dorothy Enid) 1912-82
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 164, fols. 181-5
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 86

    ELIOT (Thomas Stearns) 1888-1965
        T.S. Eliot, poet, 1888-1965 (Yeovil: Swift printing, 1965), [Order of service for Eliot's memorial service]
            MS. Pym 151, fols. 101-11

    ELLIDGE (Honor), see WYATT (Honor)

    EVANS (Barbara)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1952, 1978
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 98-100
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 87, 90

    FAN LETTERS
        Letters to Barbara Pym, various dates
            MSS. Pym 167-73 passim

    FARRANT (Marie)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 97

    FIELD (Mollie)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 92

    FORD (Evelyn)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 104-8

    GABRIEL pseud., see HARVEY (Henry Stanley)

    GEDDES (Maud)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, n.d.
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 209-12

    GEORGE (Daniel) pseud., see BUNTING (Daniel George)

    GERSON (Mark)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 37-9

    GIFFORD (Charles Henry) 1913-2003
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 94

    GIFFORD (Henry), see GIFFORD (Charles Henry)

    GILBERT (Ruth G.)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1965-77
            MS. Pym 168, fols. 45-9, 70-2, 75-6
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 115-20

    GLEADOW (Rupert)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1932-40
            MS. Pym 149
            MS. Pym 150, fols. 1-121

    GLOVER (C. Gordon) 1908-75
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950-66
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 31-3
            MS. Pym 168, fols. 35, 56

    GOMES (Peter John) 1942-
        Letter to Susan Hinerfeld, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 76-7

    GOODHART (Lady Celia McClare) 1939-
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 121-2

    GORDON (Bobby)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 95

    GORDON (Helen)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-9, n.d.
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 122-5
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 96-8
            MS. Pym 172, fol. 80
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 40-2, 213

    GOTLIEB (Howard B.)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 23-5

    GREENMAN (Clive)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 128

    GREY (Elizabeth) 1917-
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 159/1, fol. 123
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 129

    GRIFFITH (Hugh Dewi Morgan)
        Dedication to in 'Young Men in Fancy Dress', Aug. 1929-April 1930
            MS. Pym 1, fol. i

    GUNN (H.D.)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1953-79
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 137
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 130-9
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 43-5

    HAGGARD (Sir Henry Rider) 1856-1925
        Typescript abridgement for radio by Barbara Pym, of She, with related correspondence, 1950, n.d.
            MS. Pym 96, fols. 167-92
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 108-11

    HARDCASTLE (Pam)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 117

    HARPERS & QUEEN
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1978-9
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 88-90
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 46-8

    HARRISON (Elizabeth Francourt) 1921-
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1977-9
            MS. Pym 159/1 passim

    HARVEY (Elizabeth)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 143-4
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 118

    HARVEY (Henry Stanley) 1911-95
        Letters and notes from, 1950-79
            MS. Pym 153, fols. 28-9, 93, 122, 130-2, 139-43, 152
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 34
            MS. Pym 168, fols. 77, 105
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 141-2
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 120
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 49-51

    HARWOOD (Fryniwyd Tennyson), see JESSE (Fryniwyd Tennyson)

    HERVEY (Grizelda)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, n.d.
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 21

    HICKSON (Janet)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 145

    HINERFELD (Susan Slocum)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, with book reviews, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 60-79

    HOLMES (Paul)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1965
            MS. Pym 159/1, fols. 54-6, 59

    HOLT (Hazel) 1928-
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1959-77
            MS. Pym 168, fols. 16, 29-30, 73, 83-101
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 147-8
        'No Thankless Task: Barbara Pym as Indexer', The Indexer, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct. 1987)
            MS. Pym 178, item 4

    HOME (Evelyn) pseud., see MAKINS (Peggy)

    HOOD (Martin Sinclair Frankland) 1917-
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1950
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 35

    HOOD (Sinclair), see HOOD (Martin Sinclair Frankland)

    HOPE-WALLACE (Philip Adrian) 1911-79
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1950
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 29

    IMPRON (Pat)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 36-7

    INSTONE (Anna)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 128

    INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN INSTITUTE
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym and proofs of Africa 1979 index, 1966-79
            MS. Pym 150, fols. 122-200
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 74
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 140

    INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL CENTRE
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 89-90

    IRVINE (Gerard)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1978-9
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 129-32
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 84

    JAMES (Diana)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 133

    JAMES (Sylvia)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-9
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 154-5
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 86-7

    JESSE (Fryniwyd Tennyson) 1888-1958
        Letter to Jonathan Cape concerning Barbara Pym's Excellent Women, 1952
            MS. Pym 163/1, fol. 177

    JONATHAN CAPE publishers, see CAPE (Jonathan) publishers

    JONES (Ursula)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, n.d.
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 214

    JORDAN (K.C.)
         Letter from Barbara Pym concerning Africa, 1966.
            MS. Pym 38, fol. 180

    JOSEPH (Jenny) 1932-
        Typescript copy of 'Warning'
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 215

    KASTERINE (Dmitri)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 135-7

    KENDRICK (Sir Thomas Downing) 1895-1979
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950-1
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 38, 78-9
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 157

    KENYON (Anne)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1952
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 106-7
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 158

    KRONENBENGER (Friede)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1951
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 80

    LARKIN (Philip Arthur) 1922-85
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1961-79
            MS. Pym 151, fols. 1-120
            MS. Pym 152, fols. 1-93
        Newspaper cuttings relating to Larkin collected by Barbara Pym, 1964-9, n.d.
            MS. Pym 152, fols. 94-109

    LAVERTY (Maura) 1906-66
        Correspondence relating to Barbara Pym's abridgement for radio of Never No More, 1950, n.d.
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 113-18

    LAWSON (Rowena Mary)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 138-143

    LEAPMAN (Olga)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 162-3

    LEJEUNE (Helene)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1956
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 170-3

    LIDDELL (Donald Stewart)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1940-1
            MS. Pym 153, fols. 1-24

    LIDDELL (Jock), see LIDDELL (John Robert)

    LIDDELL (John Robert) 1908-92
        Letters to and from, with short stories and an account of his friendship with Barbara Pym, 1934-81, n.d.
            MS. Pym 153, fols. 25-202
            MSS. Pym 154-7
            MS. Pym 158, fols. 1-166

    LIDDELL (Robert), see LIDDELL (John Robert)

    LINDBLOM (Ed)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1952
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 108

    LITERARY AGENTS, see PUBLISHERS

    LIVELY (Penelope Margaret) 1933-
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1979, n.d.
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 93, 216

    LLOYD (Peter)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1974
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 102

    LORENZO pseud., see HARVEY (Henry Stanley)

    LORING (Katherine)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 94

    LOUKES (Mary)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 150

    LOYNES (Dorothy)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, n.d.
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 217

    LUBBOCK (Mark)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 165
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 151

    LUXMOORE-BALL (Cecil Arthur Stewart)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1953
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 138

    MABY (Muriel)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950-78
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 40-1, 110-12
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 166-8
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 152-3
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 82-3
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 105

    McCOOK-WEIR (Margaret)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 156-7

    MacGREGOR (Helen)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1975-9, n.d.
            MS. Pym 159/1, fols. 118-19, 130
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 169
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 158-68
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 96-9, 218-20

    McKENNA (Neva Clarke)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 95

    McMASTER (Jane)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950, n.d.
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 39
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 221-2

    McMASTER (Julian)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1953
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 139

    MACMILLAN & CO. publishers
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1969-80
            MS. Pym 165
            MS. Pym 166, fols. 1-160

    MAGGS (Marjorie)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1955
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 165-6

    MAIR (Lucy Philip) 1901-86
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 170
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 169

    MAISON (Margaret M.)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 171-2
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 170

    MAKINS (Peggy) 1916-
        Letters to Barbara Pym, [1958]-78, n.d.
            MS. Pym 168, fols. 9, 23, 39
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 173
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 171-2

    MARCHANT (Betsy), see MARCHANT (Diana) Lady Marchant

    MARCHANT (Diana) Lady Marchant
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1952, n.d.
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 115-18
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 224-5

    MARK TWAIN JOURNAL
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1979, with Mark Twain Journal, Vol. XIX, No. 3 (Winter 1978-9)
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 17-30

    MARKS & SPENCER Ltd.
        Correspondence with Jonathan Cape relating to Jane and Prudence, 1953
            MS. Pym 163/2, fols. 234-48

    MARNEY (Derrick De), see DE MARNEY (Derrick)

    MARSDEN (Ruth)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1950s
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 24

    MEEK (Charles Kingsley) 1845-1965
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1950
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 42

    MICAH (Reg)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1950
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 43

    MIDDERTON (John)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, n.d.
            MS. Pym 169, fol. 174

    MILLER (Elsie)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1975-9, n.d.
            MS. Pym 159/1, fols. 114, 121
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 175-7
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 174-8
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 111-13, 226

    MONAGHAN-COOMBS (J.R.)
         Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 93, 178-9
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 179-85

    MONDAY LITERARY CLUB
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 108-10

    MONTGOMERY (Hazel)
        Letters to Barbara and Hilary Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 186-7

    MORISON (Lady Rosemary)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1950-79
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 44-6, 119-123
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 185-90
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 188-9
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 114

    NEVILLE (Jill) 1932-
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 194-5

    NEW FICTION SOCIETY
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fol. 91

    NEW REVIEW, The
        Correspondence with Barbara Pym and related papers, 1978
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 84-7

    NEW YORKER, The
        Correspondence with Barbara Pym with notes and drafts of 'Across a Crowded Room', 1978-9
            MS. Pym 158, fols. 167-98

    NEWBY (Catherine R.)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, n.d.
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 25

    NORTHAMPTONSHIRE LITERATURE GROUP
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 1-2

    ORNA (Doris)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1955
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 167

    ORNA (Miriam)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1958-77
            MS. Pym 168, fols. 11-14
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 197-8

    OXFORD MAIL
        Correspondence relating to book reviews by Barbara Pym, with drafts and cuttings, 1978
            MS. Pym 158, fols. 199-216

    OXFORD TIMES see OXFORD MAIL

    OXFORD University, Senior Wives Fellowship
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1978-9
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 3-7
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 6-7

    P.E.N.
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1951
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 75

    PALMER (Bernard Harold Michael) 1929-
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 199-200
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 190-9

    PARKER (Derek)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 159/1, fols. 147-8

    PHILLIPS (Helen)
        'Barbara Pym and Some Other Novelists', typescript of talk to the Drawing Circle, Belfast, with related correspondence, 1978
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 103-23
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 8-14

    PLATTS (Una)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1964
            MS. Pym 168, fols. 52-4

    POWLES (Jill)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 125-7

    PRESTON (Margaret)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 120

    PRYNNE (Phyllis)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1952-3
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 124, 141-4

    PUBLISHERS
        Miscellaneous papers, correspondence and agreements with publishers and literary agents, 1935-79
            MS. Pym 100, fols. 1-12
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 170-88
            MS. Pym 148, fols. 82-117
            MS. Pym 163/1-2
            MSS. Pym 164-6
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 168
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 44
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 150-3
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 63-8
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 130-1, 206

    PYM (Alice Grace) stepmother of Barbara Pym
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950, 1977
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 52, 57-61
            MS. Pym 170, fol. 2

    PYM (Barbara Mary Crampton) 1913-80
        Papers

        Card catalogue of Barbara Pym's library compiled by Hilary Walton, 1981, with photocopy of the same, 1986
            MSS. Pym 175-175*
        Diaries and commonplace book, 1932-79
            MS. Pym 83
            MSS. Pym 101-45
        Literary notebooks, 1938-1979
            MS. Pym 3
            MS. Pym 13
            MSS. Pym 17-18
            MS. Pym 24
            MS. Pym 26
            MS. Pym 29
            MS. Pym 35/1-3
            MSS. Pym 40-91
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 26c-40
            MS. Pym 99 passim
        Press cuttings, 1950-77, n.d.
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 24-26b
            MS. Pym 163/1, fols. 112-27, 210-17
        Printed ephemera including opera programmes, 1944-65
            MS. Pym 100, fols. 13-76
            MS. Pym 159/2-5
        Radio broadcasts. Cyclostyled and typescript transcripts, audio tape recording and manuscript notes, 1949-84
            MS. Pym 88, fols. 5v-6
            MSS. Pym 95-6
            MS. Pym 178/2
        Talks. Typescript and manuscript copies of talks and lectures with manuscript annotations, 1950s-1978
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 56-83
        Works

        An Academic Question. Manuscript and typescript drafts of novel with manuscript notes, c.1965-71
            MSS. Pym 22-4
            MS. Pym 35/1
            MS. Pym 37, fol. 42
            MS. Pym 86/2, fol. 3
        'Across a Crowded Room'. Typescript and printed short story, with related manuscript notes and correspondence, 1978-9
            MS. Pym 88, fols. 1-2
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 1-29
            MS. Pym 158, fols. 167-98
        'Adolphe'. Manuscript short story, 1931-2
            MS. Pym 97, pp. 22-39
        'Africa Indexes'. Typescript indexes, 1977-79
            MS. Pym 150, fols. 168-83, 188-200
        'An Afternoon Visit'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 30-50
        'Another fragment...'. Manuscript poem, 1931
            MS. Pym 97, p. 62
        'Back to St. Petersburg'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 51-70
        'Beatrice Wyatt', see 'The Lumber Room'.

        Book reviews by Barbara Pym. Typescript drafts of book reviews with manuscript notes, related correspondence and cuttings, 1978
            MS. Pym 88, fols. 3-5, 7-9, 13-17
            MS. Pym 158, fols. 199-216
        'Christmas Story', see 'The Christmas Visit'.

        'The Christmas Visit'. Typescript short story with related notes and correspondence, 1978
            MS. Pym 88, fols. 10-12
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 71-92
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 190-9
        'Civil to Strangers'. Typescript short story, [1936]
            MS. Pym 5
        Crampton Hodnet. Typescript fair copy of novel with manuscript annotations, [1939-40]
            MS. Pym 10
        'Creatures of Habit'. Manuscript notes for a short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 26
            MS. Pym 85
        'The Day Room'. Manuscript notes for a short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 88, fol. 18
        'The Day the Music Came'. Typescript short story, 1957
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 93-126
        'Death of a Young Man'. Manuscript short story, 1931
            MS. Pym 97, pp. 40-58
        Desert Island Discs. Manuscript notes for radio broadcast with related correspondence, 1978, n.d.
            MS. Pym 88, fols. 5v-6
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 163-5, 167
        'A Dish of Bones'. Manuscript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 127-8
        'Elegy on the Reliques of Love shut up in a Box'. Manuscript poem, 1940
            MS. Pym 147, fol. 36
        'The English Ladies'. Typescript short story with manuscript notes, n.d.
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 129-65
        Excellent Women. Manuscript and typescript drafts and fair copies of novel, with cyclostyled script for radio, manuscript notes, related correspondence and press cuttings, 1949-77
            MSS. Pym 13-5
            MS. Pym 95
            MS. Pym 98, fol. 32
            MS. Pym 99, fols. 89-90
            MS. Pym 100, fols. 3-4
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 125-9, 135, 137, 140
            MS. Pym 163/1, fols. 128-217
        'A Few Days Before the Winter'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 166-99
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 118-20
        A Few Green Leaves. Typescript drafts and fair copies of novel, with notes and related correspondence, 1979-80
            MS. Pym 35/2, pp. 8-38
            MS. Pym 35/3
            MSS. Pym 36-9
            MS. Pym 165, fols. 146-65
        'Finding a Voice'. Transcript of a radio broadcast, with related correspondence, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 96, fols. 2-15
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 142-53, 161
        'The Flying Termites', see 'Creatures of Habit'.

        'For H.S.H. (ch. ch)'. Manuscript poem, 1933
            MS. Pym 97, p. 64
        'Four Point Turn' see Quarter in Autumn.

        'Fragment inspired by a walk in Eaton Square...'. Manuscript poem, 1938
            MS. Pym 97, p. 70
        'A Fragment inspired by P.?Moels, 1931'. Manuscript poem, 1931
            MS. Pym 97, pp. 61-2
        'Fragment inspired by Tennyson'. Manuscript poem, 1938
            MS. Pym 97, p. 69
        'Frivolous lines...'. Manuscript poem, 1938
            MS. Pym 97, pp. 65-7
        'The Funeral'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 200-28
        'The German Baron'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 229-44
        'Gervase and Flora'. Typescript and manuscript drafts of short story, 1937-8?
            MS. Pym 7
        A Glass of Blessings. Manuscript draft of novel with related correspondence, 1957-60
            MS. Pym 17
            MS. Pym 100, fols. 9-10
            MS. Pym 164, fols. 1-62
        'Goodbye, Balkan Capital!'. Typescript short story, 1941
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 245-61
        'Henry S...'. Manuscript short story, 1931
            MS. Pym 97, pp. 5-9
        'Home Front Novel'. Manuscript short story with notes, 1933-40?
            MSS. Pym 8-9
            MS. Pym 86
        'How I Distempered a Room'. Transcript of a radio broadcast, 1949?
            MS. Pym 96, fols. 16-19
        'The Invasion Village'. Manuscript notes for a short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 99, fols. 10-15
        Jane and Prudence. Correspondence relating to the novel and radio broadcast, 1953-78
            MS. Pym 100, fols. 5-6
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 148-51, 166
            MS. Pym 163/2, fols. 218a-273
        'The Jumble Sale', see 'The White Elephant'.

        'Last Quartet' see Quartet in Autumn.

        'Leonora' see The Sweet Dove Died.

        Less Than Angels. Manuscript draft of novel with related correspondence, 1955-76
            MS. Pym 16
            MS. Pym 100, fols. 7-8, 25v
            MS. Pym 163/2, fols. 274-366
        'A Letter From My Love'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 92, fols. 262-77
        'The Lime Tree Bower' see A Glass of Blessings.

        'Lines written to a Dear Young Friend on his Nineteenth Birthday'. Manuscript poem, 1938
            MS. Pym 97, p. 68
        'Lines written to Harlorin'. Manuscript poem, 1931
            MS. Pym 97, pp. 59-60
        'The Love of a Good Woman'. Manuscript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 93
        'The Lumber Room'. Manuscript short story, 1938
            MS. Pym 6/1-3
        'The Magic Diamond'. Manuscript draft of opera with related photographs, 1922
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 1-12
        'Midland Bank: a poem...'. Manuscript poem, 1931
            MS. Pym 97, pp. 10-13
        'Mothers and Fathers'. Typescript short story with manuscript annotations, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 1-15
        'My Britain: A Year in West Oxfordshire'. Manuscript and typescript essay with related correspondence, 1979
            MS. Pym 88, fol. 19
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 91-101
        Never No More. Correspondence relating to Pym's abridgement for radio of Maura Laverty's novel, 1950
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 113-18
        No Fond Return of Love. Manuscript drafts of novel with notes, cyclostyled script for radio, related correspondence and publisher's agreement, 1957-60
            MSS. Pym 18/1-3
            MS. Pym 96, fols. 20-97
            MS. Pym 100, fols. 11-12
            MS. Pym 164, fols. 65-126
        'The Novelist's Use of Every Day Life'. Typescript and manuscript talk given in Barnes, 1950s
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 56-73
        'The Novelist's Voice'. Transcript of radio broadcast with manuscript notes, n.d.
            MS. Pym 96, fols. 98-104
        'An Object of Virtue' see The Sweet Dove Died.

        'Off the Record'. Transcript of a talk [for radio?], n.d.
            MS. Pym 148, fols. 17-27
        'Only a Novel: Some Personal Reflections'. Typescript essay for The Times, 1978
            MS. Pym 162/3, fols. 70-2
        'A Painted Heart'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 16-30
        'Parrot's Eggs: An Anthropological Comedy'. Transcript of play for radio, with related correspondence, 1949
            MS. Pym 96, fols. 105-52
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 102-3
        'The Pilgrimage'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 31-57
        Places, see 'My Britain: A Year in West Oxfordshire'.

        Poems. Manuscript and typescript, 1931-73
            MS. Pym 97, pp. 10-21, 59-71
            MS. Pym 99, fols. 1-2
            MS. Pym 147, fol. 36
        'Poor Mildred'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 58-75
        Quartet in Autumn. Manuscript and typescript drafts and fair copies of novel, with notes and related correspondence, 1973-9
            MSS. Pym 31-4
            MS. Pym 35/2, pp. 1-7
            MS. Pym 165, fols. 64-145
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 41-2
        Radio broadcasts. Cyclostyled and typescript transcripts, audio tape recording and manuscript notes, 1949-84
            MS. Pym 88, fols. 5v-6
            MSS. Pym 95-6
            MS. Pym 178, item 2
        'The Rectory'. Typescript play for radio, n.d.
            MS. Pym 96, fols. 153-66
        'The Rich Man in His Castle'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 76-117, 121-31
        'A Romance of Long Ago'. Manuscript notes for short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 99, fol. 16
        Romantic Novelists Association. Typescript of talk to, 1978
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 74-8
        'The Sad Story of Alphonse. A Warning to Would Be Poets'. Manuscript short story, 1930
            MS. Pym 97, pp. 1-4
        'Satire...Concerning a few of my acquaintances'. Manuscript poem, 1931
            MS. Pym 97, pp. 14-16
        She. Typescript abridgement for radio by Barbara Pym of Rider Haggard's novel, with related correspondence, 1950, n.d.
            MS. Pym 96, fols. 167-92
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 108-11
        Short Stories. Papers relating to, 1930-79
            MSS. Pym 92-4
            MS. Pym 97, pp. 1-9, 22-58
            MS. Pym 99, fols. 3-53
        'A Sister's Love'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 132-48
        Some Tame Gazelle. Manuscript and typescript drafts and fair copies of novel, with manuscript notes and related correspondence, 1934-63
            MSS. Pym 2-4
            MS. Pym 99, fols. 77-88
            MS. Pym 100, fols. 1-2
            MS. Pym 163/1, fols. 43-8, 53-127
        'Something to Remember'. Manuscript short story with notes, 1940, n.d.
            MS. Pym 11
            MS. Pym 99, fol. 76
        'Something to Remember'. Transcript of a radio play with related correspondence, 1949-50
            MS. Pym 96, fols. 193-229
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 95-101, 104-7
        'So, Some Tempestuous Morn'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 149-204
        'So Very Secret: A Spy Novel'. Manuscript of short story, 1941
            MS. Pym 12/1-4
        'Sonnet written To a Dear Young Friend...'. Manuscript poem, 1938
            MS. Pym 97, p. 71
        'A Story About Two Spinsters Who Gave an Exhibition...'. Manuscript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 99, fols. 24-45
        'Story for the Church Times', see 'The Christmas Visit'.

        The Sweet Dove Died. Typescript drafts and fair copies of novel, with manuscript notes and related correspondence, 1968-79
            MS. Pym 25
            MS. Pym 26 passim
            MSS. Pym 27-30
            MS. Pym 99, fols. 55-75
            MS. Pym 164, fols. 167-235
            MS. Pym 165, fols. 1-60
        'The T. of M.', see 'Creatures of Habit'.

        'The Table'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 205-17
        'A Table Too Near the Band', see 'Something to Remember'.

        'Tablet on the Wall', see 'The Lumber Room'.

        'Tame Donkey: A sequel to Midland Bank...'. Manuscript poem, 1931
            MS. Pym 97, pp. 17-21
        'Tarriff of Malpractice' see 'Creatures of Habit'.

        'A Thankless Task', see No Fond Return of Love.

        'They Never Write'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 218-29
        'Time Sequel'. Manuscript notes for a short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 99, fol. 6
        'To Lindley MacNaghten Fraser'. Manuscript poem, 1932
            MS. Pym 97, p. 63
        'Too Many Mothers', see 'Creatures of Habit'.

        'Trivial Rounds and Common Tasks'. Manuscript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 230-46
        'The Unfinished Flower'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 247-59
        'Unpast Alps'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 260-9
        An Unsuitable Attachment. Manuscript and typescript drafts of novel, with notes and related correspondence, 1963-6
            MSS. Pym 19-21
            MS. Pym 99, fols. 91-106, 109-17, 120-1
            MS. Pym 164, fols. 127-65
        'The Unusual Ornament'. Typescript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 270-91
        'Ups and Downs of a Writer's Life'. Typescript of talk to Senior Wives Fellowship, United Reform Church, Headington, Oxford, with manuscript annotations, 1978
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 79-83
        'The Vicarage'. Correspondence relating to Pym's dramatised script for radio, 1955-6
            MS. Pym 147, fols. 119-23
        'A Wedge of Misery'. Manuscript short story, n.d.
            MS. Pym 99, fols. 46-8
        'The White Elephant'. Typescript short story, 1949
            MS. Pym 94, fols. 292-300
        'The World of Barbara Pym'. Audio cassette of a radio broadcast, 1984
            MS. Pym 178, item 2
        'Wrapped in Lemon Leaves' see An Unsuitable Attachment.

        'Young Men in Fancy Dress'. Manuscript short story, 1929-30
            MS. Pym 1

    PYM (Frederic Crampton)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950-66
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 52-6, 125
            MS. Pym 168, fols. 61-3

    PYM (Hilary), see WALTON (Hilary)

    REWHORN (Margaret)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977-9
            MS. Pym 170, fol. 3
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 128

    RIDER HAGGARD (Sir Henry), see HAGGARD (Sir Henry Rider)

    ROBERTS (Freda)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1965
            MS. Pym 159/1, fols. 42-3, 50

    ROBERTS (Richard Campbell)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1962-78, n.d., with opera and ballet programmes, 1964-5
            MS. Pym 159/1, fols. 1-111
            MS. Pym 159/2-5
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 55

    ROBYNS (Gwen)
        Letter to Barbara Pym and related correspondence, n.d.
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 227-8

    ROGERS (Lucy)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 159/1, fols. 126-7

    ROMANTIC NOVELISTS ASSOCIATION
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, with related material, 1974-9, n.d.
            MS. Pym 159/1, fols. 112-83
        Typescript of talk by Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 98, fols. 74-8

    ROOKE (Eleanor W.)
        Letter and job reference for Barbara Pym, 1934, 1950
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 4-5, 62

    ROTA (Anthony Bertram) 1932-
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 20-2

    ROUTLEDGE (Walter Care)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1959
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 17

    RUGGLES-BRISE (Barbara)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, n.d.
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 26

    RUSSELL (Elizabeth A.C.)
         Letter to Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 130-1

    SAMUEL (Betty)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 170, fols. 5-7
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 26-7

    SAWYER (Nancy)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 159/1, fol. 124

    SELWAY (Sir Anthony Dunkerton) 1909-84
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 170, fol. 9

    SELWAY (Brenda)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1952
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 126

    SENIOR WIVES FELLOWHIP, OXFORD, see OXFORD university, Senior Wives Fellowship

    SERRATRICE (Laura)
        Summary of a thesis concerning Barbara Pym's novels and their translation into Italian, n.d.
            MS. Pym 178, item 5

    SHAW (Patricia)
        'Barbara Pym, The Jane Austen of Our Day', Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, no. 17, Nov. 1988
            MS. Pym 178, item 3
        'The View in Winter: The Theme of Old Age in Contemporary English Fiction', Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, no. 5, Nov, 1982
            MS. Pym 178, item 1

    SMITH (Eleanor E.)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1978-9
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 33-9
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 132-46

    SMITH (Philip)
        Letters to and talk on Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 170, fols. 10-34

    SMITH (Robert Sidney) 1919-
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, with related material, 1952-79, n.d.
            MSS. Pym 160-1
            MS. Pym 162/1-2
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 232b
        Reference for the priesthood by Barbara Pym, 1968
            MS. Pym 168, fols. 67-9, 78-81
        Typescript of 'How Pleasant to Know Miss Pym', 1970
            MS. Pym 160, fols. 149-53

    SOCIETY OF AUTHORS
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 47-50

    SOCIETY OF INDEXERS
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1978-9
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 99-108
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 5

    SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS & JOURNALISTS
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 121-2, 146

    SOUTHERN ARTS
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1978-9
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 41-9
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 149-50

    STURGES (Florence M.)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1979, with F. Sturges, Elizabeth Coatsworth Beston (1978)
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 151-65

    SUCCESS
        Issue 52, Winter 1978, includes an article on Barbara Pym by Dorothea Abbott
            MS. Pym 171, fols. 2-23

    TAIT (Marjorie)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1963
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 43

    TALBURT (Nancy Ellen Brown)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 166-8

    TAYLOR (Beatrice)
        Letters from Barbara Pym, 1975-6
            MS. Pym 159/1, fols. 115, 122

    TAYLOR (Elizabeth) 1912-75
        Letters concerning, 1978-9
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 60-2
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 175-8, 196-7
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1951-68, n.d.
            MS. Pym 162/3, fols. 1-21
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 64

    TELFORD (Jean)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1953
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 145

    THOMAS (Lulu)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977, n.d.
            MS. Pym 170, fol. 36
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 229-30

    THRELFALL VICKERY (Agnes)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1952
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 127-8

    TILL (J. Roger)
        Letters to Barbara Pym from Roger and Margaret Till, 1976-9, with poems and other works by Roger Till, 1945-87
            MS. Pym 162/3, fols. 22-67
            MS. Pym 176, fols. 3-4

    TILL (Margaret)
        Typescript, 'Remembering Barbara Pym', 1987
            MS. Pym 176, fols. 1-2

    TIMES, The
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1977-8
            MS. Pym 162/3, fols. 68-76
            MS. Pym 169, fols. 182-3

    TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 170, fols. 44-5

    TIRUMALAI (Candadai K.)
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 170-2

    TODD (Herbert Eatton) 1908-88
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 170, fol. 37
            MS. Pym 172, fol. 57

    TOULSON (Shirley)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 40, 58-9

    TUCKER (Archibald Norman) 1904-80
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 170, fol. 38

    VAL BAKER (Denys), see BAKER (Denys Val)

    VICKERY (Agnes), see THRELFALL VICKERY (Agnes)

    VINES (Joy R.)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1978-9
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 60-2
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 175-8

    WALK (Peggy)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 170, fols. 39-41

    WALL (Barbara)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 179

    WALLACE (Philip Adrian Hope), see HOPE-WALLACE (Philip Adrian)

    WALSH (Joanna)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, n.d.
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 231-2a

    WALSH (Trixie)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1978
            MS. Pym 172, fols. 70-4

    WALTON (Alexander Crawford Wellesley)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1950
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 65-70

    WALTON (Hilary)
        Card catalogue of Barbara Pym's Library, 1981, and photocopy of the same, 1986
            MSS. Pym 175-175*
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1971-8
            MS. Pym 158, fols. 11-17, 219-25

    WEBB (William L.)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1979, with an essay on George Macdonald, n.d.
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 180-95

    WEIR (Margaret McCook), see McCOOK-WEIR (Margaret)

    WEYERMANN (Helen)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1952
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 129

    WHITELEY (W.H.)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1951
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 81-2

    WHITELOCK (Dorothy) 1901-82
        Job reference for Barbara Pym, [1934], with letter to Barbara Pym, n.d.
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 6a-c
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 27

    WIGNALL (Anne) 1912-
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1956
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 174-6

    WILLIAMS (Catherine R.)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1979
            MS. Pym 173, fols. 198-9

    WINN (Godfrey Herbert) 1908-71
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1950
            MS. Pym 167, fol. 71

    WOMAN AND BEAUTY
        Letters to and from Barbara Pym, 1949-52
            MS. Pym 163/1, fols. 1-2, 4-12, 14, 16

    WORTH (Joy)
        Letter to Barbara Pym, 1977
            MS. Pym 170, fols. 46-7

    WYATT (Honor)
        Letters to Barbara Pym, 1950-78, n.d.
            MS. Pym 167, fols. 72-3
            MS. Pym 168, fol. 40
            MS. Pym 170, fols. 48-52
            MS. Pym 172, fol. 79
            MS. Pym 173, fol. 233


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